Midwest Family Lending, an Urbandale-Based Mortgage Company, Donates $1500 through its MFLCares Program to Bryce’s Warriors to Support Transplant Families & Scholarship Fund
URBANDALE, Iowa – Midwest Family Lending has donated $1500 to Bryce’s Warriors through the local mortgage company’s MFLCares program. The funds will be used to support transplant families and to provide scholarships to seniors at SE Polk High School through the Bryce Draisey Memorial Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund.
“The Bryce’s Warriors board members continue to be amazed at the generosity and kindness of Midwest Family Lending,” said Michelle Draisey with Bryce’s Warriors Foundation and mother of Bryce. “Due to Covid-19 and other circumstances, this will be the second year we are not able to hold our annual fundraising golf tournament. MFLCares’ donation guarantees that Bryce’s Warriors can continue to do what we do. We’re blessed to pass that generosity along to families of transplant children and those of Southeast Polk High School seniors in need of help as they head to college and start their journeys as adults.”
Through MFLCares, Midwest Family Lending employees nominate and select one cause a month to support that is dear to their hearts. Though each of the charities MFLCares supports throughout the year is meaningful to the team, Bryce’s Warriors Foundation holds a special significance. Bryce was the son of one of Midwest Family Lending’s loan officers, Derek Draisey and nephew of branch manager Mike Draisey. Bryce’s memory and impact lives on through the foundation in his name.
“There’s just too much going on in this world that we didn’t feel right going to businesses and individuals for donations,” Derek Draisey said. “I’m grateful to work for a company that supports the memory of our son while helping others in need in our community.”
Bryce’s Warriors Foundation supports the Bryce Draisey Memorial Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund, families of children waiting for and who have had heart transplants, Children’s Miracle Network and Iowa Donor Network. Funds raised through the Foundation also provide Thanksgiving meals to children and families in the PICU at University of Iowa Hospitals, as well as food and gas cards to those families in need while a child is living at the hospital. The Foundation is also looking into additional options to expand its assistance to families of transplant children.
The majority of Bryce’s Warrior’s funds are raised through its annual golf tournament, typically held each September. Though the event was not able to be held due to COVID-19 this year, donations are still being accepted.
To donate, checks may be mailed to:
Bryce’s Warriors, Inc.
PO Box 42131
Urbandale, IA 50323-3855
Learn more about Bryce’s Warriors Foundation and its four missions on its Facebook page.
Bryce was proud to spread his story to as many people as he could to create awareness for organ donation. In doing this, he also spread a story of love, courage, and forgiveness that all who knew him will remember.
MFLCares is a program of Midwest Family Lending, a local mortgage company committed to creating customers for life and to community impact. Check out its calendar to learn more about the great causes MFLCares has supported this year.
“It’s people and businesses like Midwest Family Lending that have enabled us to find new areas where we can make an impact in the lives of hospitalized children and their families while remembering Bryce,” Derek Draisey said.
About Midwest Family Lending
For 25 years, Midwest Family Lending has been committed to making a positive impact within the communities it serves and to creating customers for life. Midwest Family Lending Corporation is locally owned and operated and has been helping people throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota achieve their housing goals since 1996. Whether it’s the purchase of a dream home, or the refinance for an existing home, Midwest Family Lending stands alone in customer service and options available. Offering the most innovative and flexible programs in the industry, its customers receive solutions that work specifically for their needs. The team of trusted and licensed mortgage professionals has extensive experience in Conventional, VA, USDA and FHA mortgage lending. This experience, coupled with honesty, integrity and a sincere desire to build a relationship with its customers has established Midwest Family Lending as a preferred mortgage lender. For more information, call 515-252-7107, or visit www.midwestfamilylending.com. To learn more about Midwest Family Lending’s impact in the community, please visit MFLCares.com. Midwest Family Lending is also on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.